Welcome to my booked family client page. Over the next few weeks/months I will be prepping for your session. For me that means keeping my gear tuned up, continuing to shoot daily to hone my skills, and answering any questions you might have!
You may have popped over to my family portfolio already to check out some past clients and gather ideas. Take a look at a few resources below to check out in preparation for your family session.
Begin planning your family outfit.
Think of 2-3 complimentary colors.
Pair your chosen colors with lots of neutrals.
One person in patterns works best.
Don't forget shoes!
Start to think about your location.
Do you have a special session place in mind?
Are you a beach person, or are you picturing fields and flowers?
*Keep in mind that all my sessions generally start about an hour before sunset!
Think about what you want me to capture.
Any must have images?
What's most important to your family for this session?
Don't know what you want? That's ok too!
Yay! The day has arrived! Parents can sometimes feel ultra-stressed on the day of, after all, trying to coordinate naps, snacks, moods and outfits would exhaust anyone. The biggest tip I can give is: try not to feel stressed. Easier said than done, I know!
What feel chaotic to you will capture just fine on my camera. Rambunctious energy is welcomed and so much better than robotic smiles! Kids feed off their parents energy, so try to keep the mood relaxed and calm, and don't stress about anyone's behavior.
My sessions are very relaxed and free-spirited. I will spend a couple of minutes at the beginning trying to capture images of everyone looking and smiling but the bulk of my sessions are focused on your family's connection with one another.
If your kiddo is having a hard time try to think of something that will bring their attention back to the family. Do they like piggy-back rides? A special song? Would they listen to you tell a story?
Being present and and playful with your kids will result in a gallery that looks and feels like your unique and beautiful family!